Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes
Feb. 16, 2014
Team Records, Notes
- Kentucky is 19-6 overall, 9-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Florida extended its win streak to 17 games and is 23-2 overall, 12-0 in league play.
- Kentucky leads the series 94-35. The Wildcats lead 48-9 in Lexington.
- The teams will have a rematch on March 8 in Gainesville that will conclude the regular season.
- ESPN’s popular “College GameDay” show was in Lexington today for the eighth time, including the fifth-consecutive season.
- Kentucky’s next outing will be Tuesday at Ole Miss. Game time is 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST in Oxford) and it will be televised on ESPNU.
- Kentucky started Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson for the fifth-consecutive game. It’s the ninth time this season UK has opened with an all-freshman lineup and UK is 8-1 in those games.
- Kentucky scored the game’s first five points.
- Florida responded quickly and an evenly played first half saw seven ties and six lead changes.
- Tied at 23, UK got an 8-1 run and took a 31-28 lead into halftime.
- James Young scored UK’s first eight points of the second half and Andrew Harrison tallied the next six as the Wildcats matched their largest lead at 45-38.
- Florida rallied and with the score tied at 53, went ahead for good with two foul shots from Casey Prather. UF gradually pulled away for the 69-59 win.
- Kentucky ended its home win streak at 22 consecutive home wins, which was the nation’s fifth-longest active home streak.
- UK had won 13 straight SEC home contests.
- UK is now 81-3 in Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari.
- UK has held the last three opponents to three or fewer 3-pointers.
- Andrew Harrison led the Wildcats with 20 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 at the foul line. It was his second 20-point game of the season.
- Julius Randle tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds, which fittingly became his 13th double-double of the season.
- James Young scored 19 points, including a 7-of-10 outing from the field.